Ayesha Muttucumaru says if you want to be on trend this season, you simply have to go nude

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If you are still wearing a French manicure: stop. The new way to keep nails simple is with a sophisticated nude shade from Estee Lauder’s elegant new natural collection , £14.50.

Barely-there nails graced many a mannequin-like hand on the S/S13 runways, so take inspiration from the likes of Donna Karan, DKNY and Mary Katrantzou to subtly polish up what nature gave you.

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According to Creative Make-up Director of Estee Lauder Tom Pecheux, “This collection is like foundation for hands. It’s all about enhancing nails, rather than making a big statement with colour.”

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Designed to suit all skin tones, use any one of the five flattering flesh tone shades to tidy up the dodgiest of trans-seasonal digits. Perfect if the thought of going bare is somewhat daunting. Use to elongate and extend, or for a subtle change, use a contrasting hue to your skin colour for some natural edge.